Kerry footballer Colin Cooper – Lonely but well-worn road recovery from injury

Apr 29, 14 Kerry footballer Colin Cooper – Lonely but well-worn road recovery from injury

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At this moment in time, the road back for Colm Cooper is long. News of the Kerry forward’s anterior cruciate ligament injury was compounded on Wednesday morning when it was revealed that he was facing an even lengthier rehabilitation than initially anticipated due to the fact that he fractured his knee in the incident as...

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The struggles of young migrant football players in Premier League academies

Apr 26, 14 The struggles of young migrant football players in Premier League academies

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Introduction Mesut Özil, Robin van Persie, Kun Agüero: just some names of the huge cosmopolitan workforce in the English Premier League. In the season 2013/2014 an astonishing 69.6% of the players in the Premier League isn’t born in England. (Transfermarkt, 2013) A big chunk of that 69.6% comes forth out of the many football...

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PLAY IN MY BOOTS – GAA launches new mental fitness health pack to support players’ emotional wellbeing

Apr 26, 14 PLAY IN MY BOOTS – GAA launches new mental fitness health pack to support players’ emotional wellbeing

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The ‘Play in my Boots’ campaign  is an mental health initiative by the GAA to help and educate players and coaches about the important of “Mental Fitness”  in a sporting language that is familiar to them . Using the term ‘mental fitness’ to emphasise the positive nature of mental wellness, the packs also aim to remind...

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You know that feeling of loneliness? Athletes definitely do

Apr 15, 14 You know that feeling of loneliness? Athletes definitely do

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Do you know the sneaky little gremlin feeling…loneliness? Athletes definitely do. By Australian Professional Squash Athlete Tamika Saxby As busy as we are with training there’s also a lot of down time. Rest and recovery is all part of training schedule especially over the weekends. Occasionally you realise that in your moments of...

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Facing Down an Injury

Apr 14, 14 Facing Down an Injury

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Five athletes who’ve confronted sports-related injuries with hope, wisdom and courage and come out stronger on the other side. by Nicole Radziszewski  Five years ago, running was my life. It was the perfect package of fitness, friendship and competition, all wrapped up in a shiny coat of endorphins. It was my therapy after the...

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